Thousands of people across the west country enjoyed a Sunday lunch with a difference yesterday. They were taking part in the Big Lunch, started four years ago as a way of bringing local communities together.
It's a national event now, run by the Big Lottery Fund, but it all started down here and is still led by the Eden Project as John Andrews reports.
On the first Sunday of June thousands of people across our region will gather to have lunch as part of a scheme to bring communities together.
The Big Lunch programme was the brainchild of Eden project creator Tim Smit. It's funded by the lottery and last year even the Duchess of Cornwall popped into one event. David Wood reports.
On the first Sunday of June, thousands of people across the region will gather to have lunch together as part of a scheme to bring communities together.
The Big Lunch programme is funded by the lottery and last year the Duchess of Cornwall popped in to one event in Trowbridge in Wiltshire. It's now in its sixth year and is becoming increasing popular. David Wood reports
The Duchess of Cornwall dropped by a school in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, today [Sunday] to have a spot of lunch.
Camilla was at The Mead Community Primary School in Trowbridge to help celebrate a scheme to get more of us socialising with our neighbours.
The Big Lunch began five years ago and takes place every year on the first Sunday of June.
Our reporter, Tamsin Eames, went along.
The Duchess of Cornwall will attend a Big Lunch at Mead Community Primary School in Trowbridge, Wiltshire, today (Sunday 2 June). The Big Lunch project is designed to encourage neighbours to have lunch with each other, and develop a community spirit.
The free event has proved popular and the guest list has now closed. Diners are asked to bring a a plate of food to share with other diners.